※Single maze system
The maze is T shaped with a passageway from goal to start. Each section of the maze is equipped with an automated door, which opens and closes with the movement of the subject. By controlling the function of the door, the subject can be voluntarily directed from goal to start and start to goal throughout the test. With this automated system, there is no longer a need for the experimenter to physically handle the subject during testing.
At each goal, there are food trays with pellet sensors and food dispensers. By using the sensors, food pellets are automatically dispensed as well as discharged during testing. Therefore, other than the experimenter handling the subject to place them in the maze, the experiment can run automatically.